When Chandler Parsons signed his offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks, he figured he’d either have his contract matched by the Houston Rockets or he’d leave just like any other typical free agent.
What he didn’t expect was former teammates Dwight Howard and James Harden to bash him publicly, Howard stating that the Rockets wouldn’t miss their forward very much while Harden called him nothing more than a role player.
The newest member of the Dallas Mavericks didn’t take too kindly to the comments, understandably, sub-tweeting Harden and Howard on Twitter suggesting that people need to ‘think before they speak’.
Despite the war of words, it appears as if the two have buried the hatchet during a trip to Las Vegas as Chris Haynes of CSSNW.com reports.
“We’ve been in the casinos together and everything,” Parsons said to CSNNW.com. “We talked about it and it’s in the past. We’ve been hanging out, talking. We played on the same team a few times here, which was cool to get back out there with him. There are no hard feelings.”
Regarding Harden, he says that there was never any ill-will behind his comments nor were they even directed at Chandler Parsons, rather just a suggestion on his part that he and Dwight Howard are the cornerstones of the Houston Rockets franchise.
That may be true – though the way the comment came out, it certainly didn’t sound like that though nobody will ever know the truth behind Harden’s comments.
Chandler Parsons for what it’s worth said the whole situation was somewhat blown out of proportion.